As used in this policy, “personal information” means information that would allow a party to identify you such as, for example, your name, address or location, telephone number, or email address.
We may collect personal information at several places on the Websites, including without limitation:
Emails and Newsletters.
We use the personal information you provide to us when you send us emails or sign up to receive updates from Strategy Desk in order to respond to your request – for example, to reply to your email or to send you communications about Strategy Desk news and campaigns.
When you subscribe to updates from us, your email address is sent to and stored in a Strategy Desk SQL database hosted on Strategy Desk' or Strategy Desk' hosting service provider's servers that can only be accessed by Strategy Desk staff and contractors. Your username, name and email address could be visible to other discussion participants when you correspond on any of our forums and to the general public in the discussion archives. Options for disclosing name and email will be provided in any instance where these may be publicly accessible except in instances where these have to be legally disclosed. All emails sent to the discussions lists are archived by SD and may be archived by any third party accessing our Websites.
When you join our network you provide personal information to create your account and establish a password and profile. We use that personal information to establish and maintain your accounts, provide you with the features we provide for account holders, and for the purpose of contacting you about upcoming news and events relevant to Strategy Desk.
Participating in Our Community: Registered Users
When you register to obtain a user account on any of the Websites (any such person, a “Registered User”), including but not limited to the Strategy Desk account (located at http://www.strategydesk.com/login) you may be asked to provide personal information to create your account and establish a password and profile. Though the first and last name fields are required, providing your legal name is optional. Provision of your email address enables us to effectively manage your account and provide enhanced security which we would otherwise not be able to do. We encourage you to use an alias or nickname if you are not comfortable providing your legal name. If you voluntarily provide your legal name in connection with any content you submit to any Website, your name may be associated with the content you contributed (such as a publicly accessible provision of your name through sharing it by way of providing data to the Websites). We will also use that personal information to establish and maintain your membership and provide you with the features we provide for Registered Users.
In general, it is not Creative Commons' practice to disclose personal information to third parties. We may share personal information in three instances:
First, Strategy Desk may share personal information with our contractors and service providers in order to maintain, enhance, or add to the functionality of the Websites.
If Strategy Desk is required to provide a third party with your personal information (whether by subpoena or otherwise), then provided we have collected and retained an email address for you, Strategy Desk will use reasonable means to notify you promptly of that event, unless prohibited by law or SD is otherwise advised not to notify you on the advice of legal counsel.
Strategy Desk has implemented reasonable measures to protect against unauthorized access to and unlawful interception or processing of personal information that Strategy Desk stores and controls. However, no website can fully eliminate security risks. Third parties may circumvent our security measures to unlawfully intercept or access transmissions or private communications. We will post a reasonably prominent notice to the Websites if any such security breach occurs.
Our Data Usage Policy covers how we maintain and use information about you that is collected by our Websites and server logs, including when you log into a website using your Strategy Desk account.
Non Personal Browsing Information We Collect
When you use the Websites, our servers (which may be hosted by a third party service provider) may collect information indirectly and automatically (through, for example, the use of your “IP address”) about your activities while visiting the Websites and information about the browser you are using. In addition, whenever you use your Strategy Desk account to log into a website, our servers (which, again, may be hosted by a third party service provider) keep a log of the websites you visit and when you visit them.
We may link browsing information or information from our account server logs to the personal information you submit to us. We use this information to generate non-personal aggregated data for internal and external purposes, such as to help understand how the Websites are being used, to improve our Websites and the features we provide, and for systems administration purposes as well as using aggregated anonymised non-personal data based on the personal data you provide for services we may offer to third parties. SD may use a third party analytics provider to help us collect and analyze non personal browsing information through operation of our Websites for those same purposes.
As an SD account service provider, SD could technically access your web-based account tied to our SD account service, and could log in on behalf of any of its SD account users to any of the accounts they have accessed using their Strategy Desk account. Strategy Desk will never use this technical login ability for any purpose unless otherwise required by law.
If Strategy Desk is required to provide a third party with your non personal browsing information or to log in on behalf of an Strategy Desk user (whether by subpoena or otherwise), then SD will use reasonable means to notify you promptly of that event, unless SD is prohibited by law from doing so or is otherwise advised not to notify you on the advice of legal counsel.
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